Rangers will assess Bongani Zungu on Friday after Steven Gerrard said the midfielder is carrying a knock following his international duties. 

The South African played in his national side’s two matches against Sao Tome and Principe over the international break and grabbed himself a goal in the first of those two games.

The 28-year-old played the full 90 minutes in the second outing and he appears to have picked up a knock while helping his side to a 4-2 win.

In his pre-Aberdeen press conference, Gerrard said: “We are still assessing individuals as it is first-day back for some. What we have heard on the phone is the majority are fine, Zungu has a knock on his knee which we will assess today.”

Zungu is yet to start for the Light Blues since he moved to Ibrox on deadline day but he did make his first appearance for his new side in the 8-0 demolition of Hamilton last time out in the league.

The Bafana Bafana player scored a header in his side’s first international match in the recent break and he had some Gers fans purring after football of a sensational pass played by Zungu was shared on social media.

Zungu’s start to life at Ibrox was delayed as he had to isolate for two weeks once he moved to Scotland and then he had to be brought up to speed in training.

Gers fans are yet to see the best of their new midfielder and some will have been hoping that he would be handed a first Gers start after his good form for South Africa.

Hopefully, Zungu’s ‘knock’ is nothing serious and he is able to play against Aberdeen on Sunday. However, with the wealth of midfield options that Gerrard has at his disposal, there is no point in risking the South African if he does have a slight injury.

In other Rangers news, two Benfica players could miss their side’s tie with the Gers next week after testing positive for COVID-19. 


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